Mediation is a private, confidential, cooperative dispute resolution process in which the mediator, an impartial trained professional neutral, helps the spouses to negotiate a mutually acceptable divorce settlement. The process emphasizes open communication, an honest exchange of information, and respect....Read more
Mediation empowers divorcing couples to create their own settlements, settlements which typically have a much higher satisfaction rate than those reached in litigated cases....Read more
As a general rule, mediation of a full, comprehensive divorce averages from 2 to 5 sessions. Some people take less time and some take more time, depending on the complexity and number of issues, and the ease with which the spouses adapt to the process. Each session typically lasts...Read more
I think I might need an attorney at some point; do I give up the right to have an attorney if I participate in mediation?
No, not at all. You may want to establish a relationship with an attorney who will be able to serve as your legal consultant at various times during the process. At the least, though, both spouses are strongly advised to have attorneys for the process of reviewing the settlement...Read more
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